Flattened in Manhattan:
’Cats run wild
Quarterback Ell Roberson rushed for 228 yards and three touchdowns as No. 11 Kansas State throttled Nebraska, 49-13.
The Wildcats piled up more than 500 yards of offense, including more than 400 on the ground, in handing the 2002 Huskers their fifth loss of the season, the most for Nebraska since 1961.
KSU jumped to a 21-3 lead on a pair of Roberson touchdown runs, including one of 91 yards, and a blocked punt for a score before Josh Brown’s second field goal of the game with six second remaining in the half trimmed the Wildcats’ lead to 21-6 at halftime.
NU forced a fumble on Kansas State’s first possession of the second half, recovering at the KSU 35. Jammal Lord scored on a 35-yard run on the next play to pull NU within 21-13.
On the Wildcats’ next possession, Josh Bullocks recovered a Darren Sproles fumble at the KSU 24, but the Huskers could not convert, as Josh Brown’s 28-yard field goal attempt bounced off the right upright.
Kansas State seized the momentum from that point on, going 80 yards in seven plays as Sproles scored from 8 yards out for a 28-13 KSU lead.
The Wildcats tacked on three more touchdowns in the final 15 minutes.